Schistosomiasis vax in PhI in Brazil; Hookworm vax in clinical trials;

> According to the AFP, Brazilian researchers have tested a vaccine against schistosomiasis in humans. Article

> Sabin's hookworm vaccine has begun clinical trials. Press release

> A presentation at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting used molecular imaging to show how antibodies triggered by cocaine vaccines whisk away the drug before it can reach the brain. Press release | Abstract

> Iran is producing its own tuberculosis vaccine. Article

> Thailand is testing Biodiem's nasal H5N1 vaccine. Article

> Cytotoxic T lymphocytes may be the key to natural HIV resistance, which could point the route to a vaccine. Article

> Researchers in Uganda and Kenya are working on HIV vaccines. Article

And Finally… The Ministry of Health and the charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) are giving out the oral cholera vaccine in Guinea; this is the first time that people in Africa have been given oral cholera vaccines during a disease outbreak. Article

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